Indefatigable Oliver Townend has finished as the British Eventing Top Rider for the FIFTH year in a row. On a total of 1,531 BE Points, he again takes home the prestigious Tony Collins Award.
Out of his 157 starts this season, Oliver's hard work was rewarded with 19 wins and a further 60 top ten placings. Seven wins were secured at international level - notably,the Land Rover Kentucky CCI4* in the USA on Mrs Angela Hislop’s Cooley Master Class and the British Eventing Seven Year Old CIC2* Championship at Osberton International Horse Trials on the Hazeldines & Mitchell Fox Group’s Weston Goodfella. He also took both the CIC2* and CIC3* at Burgham International on the Hazeldines & Mitchell Fox Group’s Tregilder and Mrs Val Ryan and Mrs Angela Hislop’s Ballaghmor Class respectively.
“It was fantastic to hear the news, the yard numbers have reduced this year by over a third so it just shows the depth that we have. And it's thanks to the huge support of my owners and sponsors, and the hard work of the whole team to work out the individual equations to get the best out of every horse that make all these results happen so consistently over the years.”
Izzy Taylor finished the season on a total of 1,439 BE Points to again take second place in the BE Top Rider league, and Gemma Tattersall takes third place with 1,106 BE Points.
The top 100 BE riders can be found HERE.